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Citation Styles for Music: Journal Articles

Style examples of bibliographic citations in music for APA, MLA & Chicago Manuals of Style.

Works Cited

Journal article: print

AuthorLastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Name of Journal. Volume. Issue (Year): Pages. Medium.

Antokoletz, Elliott. "Interval Cycles in Stravinsky's Early Ballets." Journal of the American Musicological Society 39.3 (1986): 578-600. Print.

Journal article; online AuthorLastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Name of Journal. Volume. Issue (Year): Pages*. Medium. Date accessed.

*If the publication does not include page numbers, use "n. pag." in place of the page numbers.

Alpin, John. "Aldous Huxley and Music in the 1920s." Music & Letters, 64.1/2 (1983):25-36. Web. 24 February 2013.
Newspaper article: print AuthorLastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Name of Newspaper. Day Mon. Year: Pages. Medium.

MaCauley, Alastair. "It's All in the Telling, a Step at a Time." New York Times. 18 January 2010: 9. Print
Newspaper article: online AuthorLastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Name of Newspaper. Day Mon. Year: Pages. Medium. Date accessed.

Velin, Bob. "Dancers are a Site to Behold." USA Today. 24 February 2010:n. pag. Web. 3 March 2013.

In-Text Citations

In MLA Style, parenthetical references are used when quoting or referring to sources consulted in the body of the document.  After a quote or paraphrase, a reference including the author's name and other attributing information will be enclosed in parentheses.   For a complete description of how to compose parenthetical references, consult the following resources.